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Curr Opin Plant Biol. 1998 Apr;1(2):123-9.

Genetic recombination in plants.

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Department of Agronomy, lowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA. schnable@iastate.edu

Abstract

Meiotic recombination generates novel allelic arrays on chromosomes. Recent experiments have revealed an extraordinarily nonrandom distribution of recombination breakpoints along the lengths of plant chromosomes; for example, recombination breakpoints often resolve within genic sequences, and thereby generate novel alleles. The mechanism by which recombination breakpoints are determined is an area of active investigation. In addition, recent developments are providing recombination-based technologies for creating targeted alterations in the architecture of plant genomes.

PMID:
10066571
DOI:
10.1016/s1369-5266(98)80013-7
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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